Change the Equation
The Center on Education and the Workforce reports that by 2018 eight million U.S. jobs will be available in fields relating to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Yet, the report continues, the next generation of American employees will be largely unprepared for these jobs.
That’s why ExxonMobil has joined Change the Equation, an unprecedented initiative launched in 2010 by business leaders in response to President Obama's Educate to Innovate campaign. Change the Equation puts 100-plus corporations committed to STEM education, including ExxonMobil, to work in close collaboration with the White House, state governments, as well as the education and foundation communities.
Change the Equation will focus on adding more highly qualified STEM teachers at all grade levels and inspiring more students to move successfully into STEM careers. Initial activities range from producing state report cards, to drive change at the local level, to assessing the most effective existing programs and implementing them at new sites across the country.
As President Obama said in announcing the collaboration, "Our success as a nation depends on strengthening America’s role as the world’s engine of discovery and innovation." Change the Equation is rising to the urgency of the challenge, using the energy and ingenuity of business to power the best of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and math. To learn more, visit changetheequation.org.